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On the sidelines of the PFL “Doumbè vs. Baki” event at the Accor Arena in Paris, league founder and executive Donn Davis spoke about Francis Ngannou. Among other things, he gave his prediction for the fight against Anthony Joshua.

On the sidelines of the second evening of the PFL in Paris, which saw Cédric Doumbè and Baysangour “Baki” Chamsoudinov clash on Thursday night in the main event, American businessman Donn Davis discussed the case of Francis Ngannou, who is easily the headliner of the PFL despite not having fought there yet. For the PFL, “Francis has paved the way for other fighters,” he explained to a few journalists. “That’s the first thing. The second thing is attention. The guy comes along, he’s the best fighter in the world, and people say, ‘You’ve got to look.’ Signing Francis is like MLS signing Messi. “

Davis added, “Francis will knock out Joshua” and confirmed a PFL Africa event should take place in 2025 and feature the Cameroonian (who is currently devoting himself—with the PFL’s blessing—to his boxing career in England). He takes on Anthony Joshua this Friday after losing narrowly to Tyson Fury on October 23.

Davis also said, “I’d never bet against a guy who’s been through so much in his life. And he’s got to knock him out. If we leave it to the judges, they’ll give it to Joshua. He’s got to knock him out. And I’d bet on it. “

This post is originally from L’Équipe